Lately, Dave Winer has been doing a lot of thinking. Dave has been around for a while, so when he starts thinking about interesting questions, we should all be listening. However, I am not saying that we should be agreeing with him, just reading and forming opinions. First, Dave complains about mobile apps and how… Read More Is The Web Really Just Links Or Is It Evolving?
Technologists have a tendency to focus on the technologies being used during a project. Many people would use the newest or most hyped technologies in order to stay ahead, or even just to use it as a learning experience. I have been in the software development industry long enough to know that technology is not… Read More Theories And Technologies Are Not Solutions
Data, context and analysis has come up a lot lately. I talked about data and context about a month ago when people were arguing about JSON vs. XML. The problem at that time was that people were comparing data formats instead of potential usage: As with any programming problem, different requirements and different contexts may… Read More Data, Context, Analysis And Meaning
Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something in the future infrastructure of… Read More The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future
When you are on the internet, acronyms rule. If you frequent some of the social media sites, the acronyms become more prevalent. More importantly, the acronyms become the backbone of some of your favorite sites. Some of the acronyms that you will see are JSON, RSS, and Atom. These things are important because they are… Read More API Data Formats You Need To Know
Yesterday, Alexander van Elsas wrote a post about our pointless need for real-time information. As usual, it is a very interesting read, and he gets you thinking. I commented on his post, but I felt like there was more to say. To start, Alexander makes an interesting point of whether information really has any value… Read More Real Time Information is Just Data, Knowledge Comes Later
ReadWriteWeb has an interesting article about what’s after Web 2.0. It got me thinking about where all of this technology is heading. First, let me state that we should stop trying to “version” the web as it just gives people definitions to argue about. There were some comments regarding even more multimedia content becoming available,… Read More What is Next? Semantic-Enabled Mobile Applications.
For whatever reason, Web 3.0 and reducing noise has been the big topic recently. Everyone seems to be in love with the social aggregators, especially FriendFeed. I have to admit that I am becoming increasingly addicted to FriendFeed. If you use something like FriendFeed or even Twitter, you have seen the deluge of information. Most… Read More Twine + FriendFeed = Web 3.0
In my daily RSS reading, I came across an article from CIO.com entitled “CIOs Still Fear Web 2.0 for the Enterprise”. I bring this to attention as my recent writing has been focused on more advanced services like lifestreaming and the semantic web. The corporate demographics of the survey are nicely distributed: The majority (43… Read More Reality Check for Social Media
I have said before that unless we have some tools in place, the semantic web will be dead on arrival. So, instead of just complaining about it, I will start with listing the ideas that I think are needed. I hope to contribute to the development of some of this in the near future as… Read More What is needed for the semantic web to take off?